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In this blog post, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Ruckus Networks multi-gigabit solutions portfolio. As we noted earlier in our series, next-generation wireless access points (APs) are playing a major role in driving the demand for multi-gigabit connectivity. We offer both 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) APs with multi-gigabit ports. The R720 802.11 ac Wave 2 (Wi-Fi 5) AP includes one 2.5 GbE port, plus another 1 GbE port. For ultra-high density wireless deployments, the R730 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) AP includes a port supporting 2.5 or 5 GbE, plus an additional 1 GbE port.
We also offer two switch families with multi-gigabit ports. The top-of-the-line ICX 7650 Z-Series features 24x 1/2.5/5/10G Multigigabit Ethernet ports, with the 24 GbE ports supporting 802.3bt (ready) PoE. These provide 90 watts of power per port to drive 802.11ax APs, high-end cameras, LED lighting and HDTV displays. The ICX 7650 Z-Series also features 2X 100 gigabit uplink ports, which are upgradable from 40 gigabits to 100 gigabits with a simple CLI command for top performance. Meanwhile, the Ruckus ICX 7150 Z-Series delivers multi-gigabit connectivity in an entry-level switch. It features 16 2.5 GbE ports and provides up to 90 watts PoE. It offers up to 8, 10 GbE uplink ports which can be easily upgraded from 1 to 10 gigabits with a software license. Both switches offer redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fans and are stackable with other switches in the same family. Like all Ruckus network solutions, both our APs and switches leverage innovative technologies such as Campus Fabric, Advanced Stacking, BeamFlex, unified management for wireless switching, IoT and LTE. Offering industry-leading performance, scalability, simplified management and lower total cost of ownership (TCO), Ruckus leads the way with the best multi-gigabit solutions. For example, the ICX 7650 Z-Series delivers top performance for 802.11ax APs – and is future-proofed for the next generation of Wi-Fi (7-10 years). The ICX 7150 Z-Series provides great value for the money, with the performance that organizations need for 802.11ac and 802.11ax for at least the next three to five years. Interested in learning more about our multi-gigabit portfolio? Please visit our multi-gigabit wired and wireless access page.